The Lunch Date: Interpersonal Perception of the Film Essays

793 Words May 13th, 2014 4 Pages
Lesly Morrow
Professor Clark
SC 155
12 March 2014
The Lunch Date When I first viewed The Lunch Date , I formed many different impressions of the lady and what was going on. When the lady came walking into the station, my impression formation theory of her was that she was a bit more of the higher class, due to her physical qualities and elegant attire. She had an uncomfortable perhaps uneasy expression the whole time she was making herself aware of her environment. I felt as if she had not been in an environment like that before and was her selective perception had her very attentive. The primacy effect of my observation of the lady, due to her behavior and attitude towards people created a hornet effect of my standpoint
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She quickly made active perception with the diner clerk as she asked how much the salad was. After purchasing the salad she went to the table and placed her bags in the booth and placed her salad on the table. She went to get a fork and instantly used passive perception on the fork as she wiped it with a napkin. Her selective attention was so focused on the salad that she made a fundamental attribution error and the fact that she assumed the salad that the man was eating was hers. I interpret her behavior of others according to the attribution theory at this point in the clip.
At the point in the clip when the lady sat down at the table and stated that the salad he was eating was hers, I found it quite humorous and felt as if she had selective exposure to reinforce her beliefs that the salad was hers, as she mimicked the man after taking a bite of the salad after every bite he took. After the man went and got the drinks, one for her too, that I see her attitude change by impression formation theory. At this one point in time is the only time I had to construct my predicted outcome value theory due to my belief that she was actually being mindful to what was taking place. I got the impression that she was other-oriented for this brief period because her action and behavior, at this point, created the halo effect of my impression of her during this brief instance in the clip.
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